I love working in the wedding industry – I get to talk to happy couples all day and scoff cake samples at wedding fairs – but there is a darker, cake sample-less side to it that I hate seeing, where some suppliers can fixate on a ‘traditional’ wedding and encourage couples to work down a checklist of what they ‘need’ to have, what their day is ‘expected’ to be like.
I believe if, at the end of the day, you got married, then you did it right, whatever you wore, whoever was in your wedding party, whether you had a ceremony in a church, a booze-up in a pub, or talked a registrar into jumping on a bouncy castle with you.
There’s no right and wrong way to have a wedding, just as there are no right and wrong people to get married. And it’s important that we wedding suppliers recognise that and make products for people – all types of people – not for ‘traditional weddings’.
That’s why, when LGBTQ Equality Weddings approached me about collaborating on a range of inclusive, gender-neutral proposal cards, I leapt at the chance. Then, after I’d straightened my desk and had my laptop fixed, I got to work straight away.
Whoever your friends are – whatever pronouns they use – we’ve created the perfect, gender-neutral proposal cards to invite them to be in your wedding party. Ask your bestie to be your mate of honour – it’s more fitting, anyway!
Check out the full range on our shop and let us know what you think – and what other cards we should add in the future!